A new optical configuration for switching light beams called a spherical Fourier cell is explained. Its use for optical true time delay is outlined. An experimental apparatus was constructed for a 6–bit delay system, with 2 bits demonstrated. Delays of 0, 2.1, 4.1, and 6.2 ns were measured. Loss and crosstalk measurements are also given.
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David J. Rabb, Betty Lise Anderson, William D. Cowan, and Olga Blum Spahn, "Spherical Fourier Cell and Application for Optical True Time Delay," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 879-886 (2009)